Guido Crepax: Crepax
March 9 - April 15, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Philippe Labaune Gallery is pleased to present Crepax, an exhibition of drawings by the late Italian artist Guido Crepax opening Thursday, March 9, 2023. On view is a selection of the original strips and illustrations made by the artist between 1966 and 2000 for several of his most celebrated erotic series and graphic novel adaptations. Crepax offers an expansive overview of three decades of poetic, hallucinogenic tales that earned worldwide acclaim for their elegant, ornate drawings that embraced eroticism and fetishism while touching on delicate subjects such as bisexuality, sadomasochism, and the human condition.
Meet Our Artists
Phillipe Labaune Gallery set itself a course to highlight graphic design through established and emerging artists whose commonality is to explore new territories and decompartmentalize the borders separating various modes of expression: illustration, painting, comic strips, and animation.
Amongst the artlist lineup are esteemed creators such as Lorenzo Mattotti, Nicolas de Crécy, Guido Crepax, Elizabeth Colomba, Anita Kunz, Catherine Meurisse, Miles Hyman, and François Schuiten.
Recent News & Press
The “problem” with all gallery exhibits is they have short start and finish dates, which is exactly how the dealers get the art lovers to buy the art they love before it disappears into the mist or to another gallery out of reach. The only “problem” with the Philippe Labaune Gallery in New York City is that Wit & Wisdom, an exhibition of paintings by Canadian artist Anita Kunz, is only open through March 7.
After a packed opening on Feb. 9 where fellow artists, art directors and patrons joined to celebrate Kunz’s breakthrough, I asked her to tell us how she felt about the event as well as the com-mix of art forms that she’s excelled at for decades.
In this interview, Philippe Labaune talks in-depth about his lifelong passion for narrative art and how he came to start his gallery after a long career in the finance industry.
“When you take a comic artist away from strips and the editorial limitations on storytelling, rhythm, and pleasing the publisher, and instead let them craft the narrative to their unique vision, that is where the magic happens.”
About The Gallery
Founded in 2021, Philippe Labaune Gallery is devoted to championing and presenting original 20th and 21st century comic art and illustrations by emerging and established artists from around the world.